Honoring Daumier
May 1, 2008 1:13 PM   Subscribe

Honoré Daumier is one of the great French artists of the 19th Century, beloved of no less an aesthetic judge than Baudelaire. Most famous as a lithographer and caricaturist, over 5000 of his lithographs and engravings can be seen, in high resolution, at The Daumier Register. One of the best places to start are the many online exhibits of his work.
posted by Kattullus (9 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I'll fully admit to only having knowledge of Honoré Daumier because we share birthdays.
posted by Kattullus at 1:14 PM on May 1, 2008

Couldn't help but smile  looking at the Reading exhibit. Thanks Kattullus  this is excellent.
posted by carsonb at 2:32 PM on May 1, 2008

posted by Alfonso Javier at 2:42 PM on May 1, 2008

I like this one of Victor Hugo
posted by ornate insect at 3:11 PM on May 1, 2008

Victor Hugo also had the same birthday as Daumier et moi :)
posted by Kattullus at 4:58 PM on May 1, 2008

This is great. I think that Hugo portrait compares favorably with any caricature ever made. V. Hugo was also quite the visual artist, an great, undeveloped talent.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 6:05 PM on May 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

For those of you in the New Jersey/New York area, there is a great little exhibit of some of Daumier's work at the Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, NJ. It's there through June 1st.
posted by tidecat at 6:56 PM on May 1, 2008

Great images - thanks! LOVE Daumier but haven't thought about his caricatures for a long time.
posted by ASterling at 9:11 AM on May 2, 2008

Daumier is fantastic. Devouring this post.
posted by jinjo at 4:55 PM on May 2, 2008

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